The C3W Leadership Program is a co-curricular certificate that female students at Penn State Behrend can complete over one to two years to prepare for leadership in academic, business, and social settings. Students focus on developing these skills through three pillars (the 3Cs): capability, confidence, and connections.
The program is spearheaded by Ann Scott ’82, ’99 M.B.A., community outreach manager at Erie Insurance, vice chair of the college’s Council of Fellows, and one of the Black School’s Executives in Residence. She worked with faculty members Dr. Diane Parente, Breene professor of management, and Dr. Mary Beth Pinto, professor of marketing, to plan the event and give students the opportunity to make important connections.
In November, students enrolled in the C3W Leadership Program, learned about networking, then practiced it with some of the Erie area’s most prominent women business and government leaders, including Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, pictured at right with a student participant.